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"Eeney-Meeny-Miney-Mo!" By Neil Brmkiey
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THE BEK: OMAITA, AVKDNICSDAV, FKHRUAKT 4, 1914.
Philip subdues the
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Philip- Anson Is a boy. of 15, of fine I
education- and good breeding, but an,
orphan and miserably poor.
The Btory open with the death of his
ntch relatives have deserted the family
In their hour of need, and when his moth
er's death comes Philip Is In despair, lib
looks over his mother's letters and finds
that ho Is related to .Sir Philip Morland..
A few days later a terrific thunderstorm
brows over London. At the height of tlio
torm a flash of lightning scares a tearii
attached to a coach standing in front of
a West fend -mansion. Philip, who has
become a newsboy, rescuer a girl from
the carrlago Just jefp'ro It, turns over. A
man with the gir.1 trips over Philip In
his excitement. Ho cuffs the boy and
calls a policeman. .'Th girl pleads for
Philip and he Is allowed to go after
learning that the man Was Lord Van
stone, Philip then determines to commit
suicide, He borrows a piece of rope from,
O'Brien, a atilp chandler, and goes to his
miserably 'dwelling In Johnson's Mews,
Just as he is about to hang himself a
meteor flashes by tho wtndpw and
crashes Into the flagstones In the yard.
Tho boy takes this as a sign from Heaven
not to kill himself, Ho then goes to tho
yard to look at the meteor. Philip picks
up several .curious looking bits of the
meteor and. shows them to O'Brien. The
latter advises him to take them to a
jeweler's.' lie visits a Mr. Wilson, who
Gray Hair Becomes
Dark, Thick, Glossy
Look years younger! Try
Grandma's recipe of Sage
and Sulphur and no
body will know,
Almost everyone knows that Base Tea
and Sulphur, properly compounded,
brings back the natural color and lustra
to the hair when faded, streaked or gray;
also ends dandruff, Itching scalp and
stops falling hair. Tears ago the only
way to get this mixture was to make It
at home, which is muaay and trouble
Nowadays we simply ask at any drug
store for "Wysth'a' Sage and Sulphur
Hair Remedy." You will get a large
bottle for about CO cents. Everybody
use this old, famous recipe, because no
one can .possibly tell that you darkened
your hair, as It does it so naturally and
evenly, Tou dampen a sponge or soft
brush with It' and draw this through,
your hair, taking one small strand at a
time; by morning the gray hair disap
pears, and after another application qr
two, your hair becomes beautifully dark,
thick and glossy and you look yearn
tells him that the pieces nro meteorlo
diamonds worth an Immense fortune.
Vilson sends him to a diamond dealer
named Isaacsteln. Philip is hungry, but
has no money, and on his way to tho
dealer's thinks how hard It is that he,
with all these diamonds in his pooket,
cannot oven buy a meait. Ho goes into
a restaurant and asks tho proprietor to
trust him for uuncal. Tho rran refuses,
but Mr. Judd, a grocer, offers to pay
the bill. Philip cats his fill and prom
ises to, reward tho grocer later. At
Isaacsteln's qffce ho is forced to assault'
tho office bpy in order to gain entrance.
Ho tells the dealer, Mr. Wilson sent him
Copyright, 1!X, by Edward J. Clode.)
Ah, I see. Sit down, there" Indicating
a chair near the door. The diamond mer-
chant himself sat at his desk, but they
wero both In full view of each other.
"Where did ypu get. It?" he asked.
. "I found it.'".
"Quite so. But where?"
"At this moment 1 do not wish to go
into details, but It Is mine, mine only,
and I am. quite' willing that you should
make every inquiry to satisfy yourself
that It was not stolen. I suppose that
it what you fear?"
Sheer wonder kept, the Jew silent for
"Do you know Its value?" he said, with
a sudden snap.
"Mr, Wilson told me it wbb worth sev-
oral hundred pounds."
"Did he, nhlyr,s
"Yes. He said you would treat me qulto
fairly, so I wish you to advance me a
few pounds until you have decided upon
its real price. You see, I am very poor,
any my present appearance creates an
unfavorable Impression, Still. I am telling
you the absolute truth, and I show my
confidence In you' and In my own case by
offering to leave the diamond with you
I on your receipt, together with a small
sum of money.
Philip though he was getting 'on very
well. Isaacsteln's large eyes bulged ut
him, and speech came but slowly. He
leaned forward and rummaged among
some papers. Then he opened a drawer
and produced a magnifying glass, with
which he focused tho diamond.
"Yes, It's worth six or seven hun.
dred pounds," he announced, "but it will
be some time before I can speak ac
ourately as to Its value. I think it may
be flawless, but that can only be deter
mined when Jt Is cut,"
PhiliPl's heart throbbed when he heard
"Then I can have a few pounds" he
"Steady, You are not In such a hurry;
eh? You won't tell where you got It?'
"I may, later, If you continue to deal
with me as honestly as you have done
Icaacsteln moved on his seat. Even In
a chair ho wanted to wabble. Thero was
a slight pause.
"Have you any more like this stone?
I suppose not, eh
' Yes. X have many more.
Kb Wharf Boy, do you known what
you are baying"
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"No doubt you nro sutprlsed, sir. but
not more than I am myself. Yet, It Is true.
I liave some-as bttC ngnln."
Philip. In his eagerness, nearly forgot
his resolution to advance slowly, How
the diamond merchant would shako sf
only he could seo soma of tho white peb
bleu in tho meteor.
"As big again! Where arc they?
The chair was crcnklhg.noW with the
rhythmic swaying or Its occupant.
"Whoro this one came from. Mr.
Philip smiled. Hp could not tell how
It happened, but ho relt mai no was mu
iniollnptiml sunerlor of tho man who sat
there glowering at him so Intently. At
ready the boy began to grasp nimbly tho
reality of the power which enormous
wealth would glvo him.
Such Pcoplo ns tho Jew and his satel
lites would bo mere automata In tho
nffalrn of his life. Important enough In n
sense, with tho Importance of n stamp
for a letter or a railway ticket for a
Journey, but governed and control! Si
uttorly by tho greater pcrsonago who
could unlock tho door of the treasure.
house. For tho first time rhlllp wished
ho was older, bigger, more experienced.
He. even found himself beginning to
wonder what he should do until ho
reached man's rBtoto- He sighed.
Isaacstetn was watching him closely,
trying to solve the puxxlo by tho nld of
each trick and (lodgo known In a trado
which lends Itself to acuto roguery of
every description. Tho look of uncon
scious anxiety, of mental weariness,
on Philip's face, seemed to clear away
his coubts. Ho chuckled thickly.
"How many, now?" he murmured. "Ten,
twenty of assorted bIzcs, eh?"
"Far moro! Vm more! Bo content with
what I tell you today, Mr. Isaacsteln. 1
said my business was important. When
you are better acquainted with me I think
you will find It sufficiently valuable to
occupy tho whole ot your time."
Philip was ever on the verge of bursting
out Into confidences. His secret was too
vast, too overpowering for a boy of 15.
He wanted the .knowledge and tho trust
of an older man. He did not reallzo that
the Jew, beginning by regarding him as
a thief, was now veering round to tho
opinion that ho was a lunatic. For It Is
known to most men that tho values of
diamonds Incrcoso out ot all proportion
to their weight.
Whllo a one-carat stono Is worth,
roughly speaking, ten pounds, a twenty
carat gem of tho same purity Is worth.
any turn beyond 2,X pounds, and tho dia
mond Philip had submitted for Inspec
tion would probably cut Into ton or twelve
carats of fine lustre. To speak, there
fore, of an abundanco of larger and finer
stones was n simple absurdity. Tho Do
Beers company alono could use such a
flguro of speech, and even then only at
Isolated dates In Its history. -
The. bov. with his eyes steadfastly flxert
on the Jew's face ana yet wun a aisiam
expression In them that paid slight heed
to tho waves of crqotlon exhibited by tho
heavy cheeks and pursed-up mouth,
awaited some final utteranco on tho pnrt
of his questioner. Surely ho had said suf
ficient to mako this man keenly aiivo to
tho commercial value of the "buslneea"
ho offered. Under the conditions Isaac
steln could not refuso to glvo him suffi
cient monoy to meet his Immediate wants.
Tho Jew, seemingly at a loss ror woras,
bent again ovor the stono. He was
scrutinising It closojy when a heavy
tread crossed tho outer showroom and
the door was flung open.
' A -policeman entered, and Isaacsteln
bounced out of his chair.
"I haVe sent lor you, constable, to tako
this boy Into custody," ho cried, ex
citedly. "He enmo here ten minutes ago
and offered for sale a. very valuable
diamond, so rare and worth so much
that ho must have stolen it.
Philip, too, sprang up.
"It is a lie!" ho shouted. "How dare
you Bay such a thing when I havo told
you that It Is mine?" '
The policeman collared him by the
"ateady, my young spark." ho tald.
Mr. Isaacsteln knows what ho Is
about, and I don't supposo he Is very far
from wrong this time. Do you know the
boy, sir?" hq went on.
Isaacsteln gavo a voluble and accurate
summary of Philip's statements. Each
moment the policeman a grip became
firmer. Evidently the boy wob tho more
agent of a gang of thieves, though It
was beyond comprehension that any ens
short of an idiot should choose an emis
sary wlth'broken boots and ragged cloth
ing In order to effect a deal with the
leading house In Hatton Garden.
Philip listened to the recital In dumb
agony. Ills face was deathly pale, and
hip eyes glowed with the rage and shame
that tilled his soul. So the Jew had been
playing with him, merely fooling him
until some secret signal by an electric
belt had sent a messenger flying for the
police. His dream of wealth would ho a
felon's cell. Very well, be It no. If he
could help it, not alt the pollcemoi In
I,ondon should rend his secret from him.
With a sudden glow of fiery satisfaction
ho remembered that his clothing con
tained no clew to his' address, and he had
not given his name either at Ludguta
Hill or Hatton Garden. How long could
they keep him a prisoner? Would '.hers
find his meteor and rob him f his
mother's gift? ..In less than a fortnight
men would come to tear down the build
ings In Johnson's mews.
(To b" Continued Tomorrow).
Uy FRANCES lu CARBIDE.
Why, mother, dear, does Mrs. Jinks so
fiercely hate red-haired women?
Because, my child, she once dreamed
she saw her husband making. lovo to one.
What, mother. Is meant by unfair ad
vantage? There are many meanings, child, but In
my nilnd tho real unfair advantage Is to
publish her age when giving a woman's
Does a woman, mother, ever voluntar
ily state her age?
Tho only time, little one. Is when she
w'shes the statement of her added years
in give weight to her a
B 1b for tho Dotty who always Rots Btumpod with two things to .
choose from and doesn't know which sho likes tho host. When
alio buys Christmas presents there's always ono perfectly beautiful
thing alongsldo anothor perfectly lovely thing after sho has wooded
out all tho other wondorful things two left, and a sighing,
frowning girl trying to make up her mind. When she goes hunt
ing for gowns aftor the dott, somberly clad saleswoman haa
slipped on a dozen over her baro Bhouldors and turned hor 'round
and 'round and ono by ono sho has hung thoso that would "never
do" anyway trimmed them down ono by ono thero aro always
two left two that sho Is "porfectly mad abput" two that shim
mer at ono anotlier In lovoly rivalry. And her little purse only
holds enough for one! -Just such a girl cried out to mo this very
None Should Be
Uy DR. O. II. l'ARKIIURST
The Idea has been earnestly cherished
by a great many of our people that the
United States exists for a world-wide
purpose; that our destiny will not bo ac
c o m n 1 I s h e d
by merely becom
ing a great nation
ourselves, except as
that greatncsB be
comes nn influence
and an Inspiration
telling upon all the
rest of the nations.
which Is certainly
a laudable one,
stands In very dis
tinct relation to tho
question ot Immi
gration, and to the
I policy which, as a
! nation, wc ought to
r.dopt 'relative to
the Introduction or
the exclusion of the foreign clement
Prof. Falrchlld of Yale university has
recently discussed this question In a fash
ion that Is broad and statesmanly. Im
migration Is one pf our groat national
problems that need to bo solved In the
Ueht of contlderatlona that aro corres
Tho doora of admission to our coun
try ought not to be opened to an ap
plicant on tho basfa merely of the money
which he can show, nor of his physical
or Intellectual productiveness, nor of his
ability to meet the Industrial demands ot
any section ot the country. Not even his
personal Integrity and adequato passport.
Kadi one of these qualified may be do
tertnlnattvr within certain limits, hut
without answering the full requirement
Received Who Are Physically, Morally or Menially lelew the Tene ef (he Cewilry
Still lesa ought our country to bo re
garded by us or the rest of the world as
a hospital for tho sick, a poorhouse for
tho Impecunious, a workshop for the un
employed, a retreat for tho oppressed,
an usylum for tho fugitive or a rcforma-
tcry for ',he depraved.
Unwise altruism Is as deplorablo as
No man should be received from abroad
who is physically, Intellectually or mor
ally below tlio nverftgo tono' of the coun
try Kvory such one' lowers tho tono of
the nation and to the degree disquali
fies It for fulfilling Its mission to the
Ho the principle we aro contending tor
Is not urged from motives ot solf-aggrand-lzement,
but In the Interest of a wider
and more efficient beneficence.
It Is this principle that Is Insisted upon
In every wisely ndmlnlnteied household.
Tho private house Jims Its doors, which
are kept shut and locked. No one IsjuI
lowed to cross the threshold from outside
without careful personal Inspection.
And still moro Is no one allowed, to be
come more than a transient ocoupaqt of
tho homo if of a chaructor to depress the
quality of tho home or infect In any way
any of Its niembera.
That polloy Is not pursued at tho Im
pulse of a mean axoluslyeness.
The moro concernedly thero Is being
reared In tbi home a family of children
with tlio Intention ot making them the
eventual mean of benefiting and bless
ing society outside and the world at large.
tho moro, cerupulous will be the caro
taken to prevent the Intrusion Into the
home of nny Influence calculated to taint
Its quality and thus Impair Its amelior
JCvrn our, own bauds we cannot cleanse
by the use of soiled water It Is. then,
to the crlt rlon of that principle that our
day; "It's my luclt. Why can'tthere sometimes bo ono of a do
loctablo thing? And now it's a man I I always, am torn betweon
two uttprly desirable things., Why hns one man a right to bo just
as nlco as tho other one? And why can't thoy glvo mo moro time
to know? to find a bod fault in ono that will make mo climb
down to the other ono. For I'm on a ladder and they are both
camping at tho foot and I don't know which I. like the most.
Most times I can't havo more than ono of tho frocks I like and,
a-courso, I can't have more than one of the men I like I am a
most unfortunate, weak-willed girl and everything corqeo In twos
And tho "oony-meeny-mlney-mo" girl rumpled her brpn,
hair and said It would .make a good plcturot. NELl" BHINKLEY,
policy of Immigration requires to be
Are We, or are we not, lowering the
tone of our national character by keep
ing so widely open to the foreigner our
doors of admission? If we are, we aro
by co much Incapacitating ourselves for
conferring upon the world the blessing!
that wo have all along been taught that
It It, our national privilege and function
Undomostlcatcd animals are such as are
not allowod to run free and are put be
hind bars In order to protect society. That
answers as a fair description ot a very
considerable majority of human animals,
only In tho tatter case the method of con
finement Is different and the bars, In
stead of being iron and steel, aro com
posed ot laws and ordinances.
Tho commandments, ordained In Bcrlp-i
For Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Gas or a
Sick, Sour Stomach Pape's Diapepsin
Time itl In five minutes your
nauseated stomach feels fine
' Stops fermentation.
You don't want a stow remody wheii
your stomach In bad or an uncertain
one-or ft harmful one-your stomach Is
too valuable; you musfnt injure It with
Pape'H Dlqpepain la noted for Its speed
In giving relief; lt harmlesHness; It's
certain unfailing action In regulation
sick, sour, gassy stomachs. jt'B rnllllonu
or Hires In Indigestion, dyspepsia, gas
tritis and other stomach trouble has
ture and in ono form or another re-enacted
by legislature, constitute the cages
n which, llko so many wild beasts In a
menagerie, we are severally caged, Every
time that a man refrains from doing what
he would do were thero no restraint put
upon him by tho laws of God or of the
state or ot his own conscience, he Is
simply In tho situation of a captive lion
pacing up and down before the iron grat
ing n a zoological garden and peering
through the slats half hungrily and halt
He may not voice his imparlance and
resentment In howls, as undomrfstlcated
hyenas do, but In spirit he. howls, even
It he has too much respect tor himself
and for society to make his ululatlons
Till we take so much pleasure In doing
tight that no legal or moral restraint be
comes necessary we aro still In tho "too,''
made It famous the world oyer.
Keep thla perfect stomach doctor In
your home keep it handy get a largo
fifty-cent case from any drug store, and
then if anyone nhould eat aomethlntf
which doesn't agree with themj If what
they eat lays like lead, ferments and
sou re and forma gas; causes headache,
dUslness and nauseai eructations of acid
and undigested food remember as eoon
as rape's Diapepsin come In contact
with the stomach, all such distress van
ishes. It's promptness, certainty ajfd
ease In overcoming the worst stomach
disorders Is a revelation to those who
try It. Advertisement,
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